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Old 07-12-2005, 08:36 PM   #1
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Did the greatest king who ever lived, ever lived?

Did King Arthur really exsist, or is it just a fairy tale? Nobody knows if King Arthur ever exsisted? There is a grave in England that reads "Here Lies Arthur of Avalon. But their not sure who this Arthur really is. Do you believe at one time there was such a king? Where's the proof?
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Old 07-12-2005, 09:32 PM   #2
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Look like the "Arthur" mythos mighta started around the tales of a Roman in "England"...

There certainly was no such guy as described in 'La Mort...' or as seen in Excaibur...

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Old 07-13-2005, 04:31 PM   #3
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Here's a dense but extremely well researched examination of pre-Medieval textual references to Arthur. The conclusion drawn is that Arthur was not a historical figure, but rather a folkloric character that certain writers attempted to interject into historical accounts, a common practice in pre-Medieval times.

The Historicity and Historicisation of Arthur
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Old 07-13-2005, 05:10 PM   #4
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Very informative link!
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